DevOps-SRE Lead Engineer

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Lloyds Banking Group

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13th February




£85208 - £127811



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DevOps-SRE Lead EngineerLloyds Banking GroupLondon based: 2 days per week in the office and the rest from homeSalary & Benefits: £85,255 to £127,300 per annum, plus annual personal bonus, 15% employer pension contribution, private medical insurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays.We also offer flexible working hours, agile working practices & flexibility to suit your to ensure a good work-life balance.About us;

We're the Business and Client Banking division, part of Commercial Banking and we work across several business platform areas. Our purpose is to create and deliver products that enable clients to grow their businesses. Those businesses provide services that millions of customers across the UK rely upon, day-to-day and especially in their time of need.What will you focus on in this role?You'll work in a hybrid role, leading the team, mentoring, coaching and developing staff, while the other half of the role will be acting as a very hands-on Senior DevOps/Site Reliability Engineer. The team focuses on Site Reliability, Platform, DevOps and Systems engineering, to build and run large-scale, distributed, fault-tolerant systems.Our engineers are passionate about ensuring the services, both internal and external have; substantial reliability, uptime appropriate to users' needs, resiliency, architectural simplicity, as well as continually seeking to find improvements.You'll have the opportunity to deal with complex challenges, while using your expertise in coding, algorithms, complexity/forensic analysis and various system design strategies to address those challenges.Much of your focus will be on optimising existing systems on Azure, building new Azure PaaS and IaaS solutions for services currently not running on Azure and eliminating manual work through automation wherever feasible. A further stage will be to apply those skills to GCP, but this is further down the road.Examples of activities you could be responsible for;Kubernetes & troubleshooting, manged services like AKSUsing your SRE Attitude (understanding SLI, SLO & SLA)Container Image Management & Security like AquasecCode Quality & repository Management like SonarQube & NexusQService Mesh (Istio) traffic shaping, canary, blue/green &usage of envoy filterMicro Services Design Patterns & Architecture & LoggingMicro Services and Larger Application Service Deployments in K8sMicro Service Data Migration Tools & KnowledgeManage & Migrate Microsoft SQL Server and DatabaseITILv3 Solutions like ServiceNowHelmfile & Helm Charts writing comprehensive helm charts from scratchAzure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates & Blueprints & BicepAzure DevOps CI/CD Automation & Hands-on Azure PipelinesCI/CD Automated Unit/Integration/Load TestingApplication Performance Testing & Monitoring (Junit, Gatling, LoadRunner)Observability, Logging, Monitoring & Alerting (Azure Monitor & Dynatrace)Networks & Protocols & DNS & TLS/mTLSPKI Lifecycle Certificate Management Experience like VenafiAzure Application Gateway & API ManagementAzure IAM - Identity & Access ManagementAzure Policy Management & Cloud SecurityAzure Express RouteFinOps (cost management activities)Chaos EngineeringDay2 & Disaster RecoveryWhat do we need to see from applicants?We like people who come from diverse cultural backgrounds and are really looking for someone passionate, ambitious and has a good problem solving mindset. On your CV, we need to see the following to consider you for interview:Experience programming in at least two (but not all!) of the following languages: .Net, Java, Groovy, Scala, Python, Go, C++, JavaScript, PowerShell or Bash/Shell. Prior work experience in a technical leadership role. Career background as senior engineering level within the field of DevOps. Ideally, you'll come from a software engineering style background and have moved into SRE/DevOps.Knowledge of Azure Cloud (i.e. AKS, Key Vault, APIM, Application Gateway, SQL). Very strong DevOps skill set with expertise in integration tools like Azure DevOps, Nexus, and GitKubernetes & Istio (AKS an advantage)

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